“Our family had fallen into religious extremism.” -Toni Braxton, Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir
Toni Braxton has recounted what reads like a troubled childhood, filled with a cult surrounding and immense insecurities. According to the songstress, “as a kid, her parents joined the Pilar of Truth congregation where women had to ‘cover their nakedness’ by wearing full stockings in the summer.”
“She pretended to speak in tongues to survive her parents’ cult.“
That could be what led to Toni’s revelations of what seems to have been great self-hate within… or her wakin’ and bakin’ “until a panic attack led her to decide to quit”. It’s all laid out in the singer’s newly released book “Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir”.
“I’m looking ahead with that ultimate hope – that peering back at my past heartbreaks will ultimately lead to healing.”
Here’s some of what Toni writes:
“I’d been wanting to change my nose for years – I wanted it to be less broad. But because of the conservative ideas I was raised with, I struggled with the thought of altering my body.
I later got my boobies done. I’d always been shaped like a gymnast – size double A breasts and thunder thighs. In fact, I wish I would’ve had lipo on my inner thighs. I’ve always hated them.”